The Hong Kong government has extended the closure of the city’s schools to March 16. Photo: Sam Tsang

Coronavirus: Hong Kong government to extend school closures until March 16, and keep civil servants at home for another week

  • Classes to be suspended beyond original return date of March 2
  • Major Primary Six exam for secondary school placements also cancelled
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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The Hong Kong government has extended the closure of the city’s schools to March 16. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).